Gymnoclytia sp. male

Tachinid Fly

Gymnoclytia sp., Tachind Fly on flower

Family: Tachinidae

Subfamily: Phasiinae

Length: typically about 4 mm


One key trait of the genus Gymnoclytia is a pair of crossed bristles at the apex of the scutellum. Also look for unusually distinct tergal sutures.

In this genus males have an abdomen that is usually golden tomentose, while in female Gymnoclytia spp. the abdomen is gray tomentose.

Gymnoclytia sp., lateral view of Tachinid Fly
Gymnoclytia sp., Tachinid Fly

Insects of West Virginia